| | Please help me! Is this Sarcoidosis?
I'm hoping someone will be able to help me. I am 45 years old. Nine months ago, I was diagnosed with RA and Sjogrens secondary to the RA. I am not so sure now or maybe there is some overlap going on.
To give you some background, my father has Sarcoidosis. His Onocologist found it incidentally after a biopsy was done on a calcified lymph node in his lung. About five years ago, I had a upper and lower CAT scan done. Calcified granulomas were found in the left hilar area of my lung. I also had calcified lymph nodes in my lungs. I also had pleural effusion. On the lower CT, my speen had very large areas of granulomas and non calcified nodules in my abdominal area. On a recent lower CT, four kidney stones were found and calcification in the iliac arteries. I have also been diagnosed with asthma, GERD and gastritis. I tested RF positive, high SED and CRP, mildly high CEA (8), and negative for ACE.
My symptoms are:
-swelling in both hands and feet.
-all joints hurt, including SI joint.
-dry eyes and mouth.
-shoulder blade pain that radiates to chest, both shoulders and left arm.
-weird occasional scaly rashes that resemble psoriosis on elbow and arm, this happens every summer.
-right knee peels every summer and skin underneath is purple.
-chronic sinus problem.
-left sided facial numbness (on occasion)
The newest issue is that I have is that I developed an adversion to sunlight. I feel terrible when I'm in it too long.
Do these symptoms sound like Sarcoidosis? Any help anyone with Sarc. can give me is very much appreciated. Thank you
Last edited by icecreamlady; 02-22-2012 at 03:05 PM.